I'm looking to buy a 1 to 2 TB, external hard drive.
This changes from year to year, so I need to ask about the current status. Which manufacturers make good (meaning reliable--I don't care about speed) drives, and which ones make bad drives? That's my main question. Also, any suggestions on which drive to buy?
It appears that the going rate is about $140 for 2 TB vs. about $100 for 1 TB. Cost is a huge factor for me. Some claim to offer "256-bit encryption." Isn't this just a bunch of nonsense? Can't I just encrypt the drive using Windows XP? Also, any opinions on the open source program TrueCrypt?